Ostersunds vs Jonkopings:
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016,
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK
Venue: Jamtkraft Arena (Ostersund).
Ostersunds look to preserve their unbeaten record at home over Jonkopings, when these two sides meet for the league fixture at the Jamtkraft Arena on Sunday afternoon.
These two sides are newly promoted to the Swedish top flight. Jonkopings Sodra earned promotion by winning the 2015 Superettan as Ostersunds finished second with a point below them. Jonkopings are currently 11th in the league table and are tied on same points with the 13th placed Ostersunds. A win for either teams could see them climb up the table as high as 8th by the end of matchday 13.
Ostersunds are on a three match winless run in the league and suffered heavy defeats in their last two league games before going into the break in May. Having conceded 9 goals in their last two games, head-coach will Graham Potter will be keen to fix the issues in the defense. Three of their four wins so far this season had come at home, but they had also lost 3 matches at home so far.
Jonkopings haven’t won a match in the league since April, which now stretches to 8 matches. This is currently the highest winless run by any team in the league this season. At the same time, they had lost just twice during the period, collecting valuable points by holding opponents to draws on 6 occasions. They had won 3 matches this season, all of which came in the opening month of the league season.
Ostersunds vs Jonkopings: Head-to-Head Stats
- Last 7 meetings in all venues and competitions: Ostersunds – 2 Wins / Jonkopings – 2 Wins / 2 Draws.
- Ostersunds at home vs Jonkopings (3 matches): 2 wins and 1 draw.
- The latest meeting between the two sides was on February 2016 in Svenska Cupen which Jonkoping won 1-0 at home.
- Ostersunds remained unbeaten in two meetings between the sides in Superettan last season, with a 1-1 draw at home and a 1-0 away win in the return leg.
Ostersunds vs Jonkopings: Predictions
These sides went on to the mid-season break with poor forms and they will be keen to get their seasons back on track. Ostersunds are unbeaten in three home meetings against Jonkopings and I expect them to continue the trend here. Moreover Jonkopings are on a poor run in away matches and this will more confidence to the hosts on Sunday afternoon.
Both sides had difficulties in finding goals lately, and we are likely to witness a low scoring game this weekend.
Ostersunds vs Jonkopings: Tips
Double Chance – Ostersunds/Draw
Under 2.5 goals.